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This Week in CHI: Oct. 3-9

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October is here with all its Oktoberfest and Halloween glory! We have a fun-filled week ahead of us in Chicago, so take a look at what is going on this week.

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Looking for some spicy wings this Monday night? The head to Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap for the The XXX Wing Challenge! From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., enjoy half priced wings and cheer on Chicago media personalities as they do a daring ten minute chicken wing eating challenge. For more information, click here.

With so much talk of beer, libations of a stiffer variety sure do get swept under the run in the month of October. But, in honor of scotch, we present to you Scot-Toberfest! If you happen to be Scottish, and/or love scotch, then this is the place to be this Tuesday evening! For more information, click here.

For those of you who are big Parks & Rec fans, head to trivia night at Mother’s Too on Division in the Gold Coast. Trivia starts at 7:30 p.m., so come make Ron Swanson proud, and play a game in his honor. For more information, click here.

And for those of you who are more into games of luck, head to Headquarters Beercade in Lakeview for some Savage Bingo. You stand to win Kanye West concert tickets, or $200 cash! Not a bad Wednesday night, eh? For more information, click here.

To kick off Columbus Day weekend, head to the Italian Heritage Wine Festival, where a portion of the proceeds will benefit everyone in Italy affected by the recent earthquake. Enjoy a variety of Italian wines, provided by UnCorkIt, and small bites throughout the evening. For more information, and tickets, click here.


Carb loading for this weekend’s marathon? Well, head to a delicious, and energizing dinner this Friday night at Bistronomic. Bistronomic slays the brunch game, and is offering specials for this weekend’s marathon. For information on Bistronomic and its specials, click here.

If you’re looking for an activity this weekend that is not Oktoberfest, then head to the Ear Taxi Festival this weekend at the Chicago Cultural Arts Center. With over 350 + musicians, 88 composers, and 54 world premiers over this two day marathon, you’re bound to hear some of the best and the brightest in music to date. Best part, the event is free! For more information, click here.


If you’re running the Chicago Marathon, then we wish you the best on that 26.2 mile journey! If you’re wanting to be a spectator however, course information and more can be found here. If you’re more into the Sunday Funday activities, then head to Rocktober Beerfest in West Loop for some beer, bites, and live music. For more information, click here.

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And coming up…
Are you a fan of Bloody Marys? Well, if you are, grab your ticket for the 4th bi-annual Bloody Mary Fest on October 16th. Allison, one of our Chicago editors, will be a guest judge at the event! So, come out and support local restaurants as they face off for the title of Best Bloody Mary in CHI! To get $5 off tickets, use the promo code: BWB5. We hope to see you there!

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